NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans with what team officials say is a mild sprain of his right foot.
Suns beat Warriors for first time since 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix points during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBA's longest active losing streak to...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not...
Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins provided an emphatic dunk that might have been the timeliest play of the night and ignited the fiery big man's new home crowd. Klay Thompson's steady hand did much of the rest in a strange game when it took Stephen Curry more than 3 1/2 quarters to finally make a basket.
Warriors’ Iguodala fined $25K for heaving ball into stands
NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for heaving a ball into the stands at the end of the first half of a game in Portland.
The fine was handed down Monday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.
Durant scores 29 points, Warriors hold off Mavericks 120-116
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 29 points with a key 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, and added 12 rebounds and eight assists, as the Golden State Warriors held off a fourth-quarter rally and beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-116 on Saturday night.
Durant and Andre Iguodala made consecutive 3s for the Warriors late in the third for a 94-87 lead entering the final 12 minutes, then the Warriors extended the lead to double digits before the Mavericks made a game of it in the closing minutes.
Warriors splash 19 3s to beat Bucks 105-95 on road
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Klay Thompson sidestepped two defenders to get an open look, hit a 3 from the wing and then coolly walked toward the baseline to guard the next inbounds pass.
The Golden State Warriors taught the Milwaukee Bucks a lesson about hitting 3s and playing D.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors security man Ralph Walker, who in recent seasons had primarily worked closely with Stephen Curry, has departed the organization to spend more time with family.
Walker confirmed his exit via text message, saying, "Will miss you all." He had been a fixture on the Golden State sidelines and almost anywhere Curry went, staying close to the two-time MVP at home and on the road. Walker is a former member of the Oakland Police Department.
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says versatile big man Kevon Looney will re-sign with the Golden State Warriors.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Looney's deal cannot become official until he signs after the moratorium period is lifted Friday.
DeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season.
And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting.
CLEVELAND (AP) — By Golden State standards, this season was downright bumpy.
The Warriors won only 58 regular-season games, by far their fewest in this four-year run of excellence. They went 7-10 in their final 17 games of the regular season. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala all got hurt. They needed to win a Game 7 on the road to reach the NBA Finals, and they could have easily lost two of the first three games of this series.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Iguodala, welcome back to the NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors cleared Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the title series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, following a six-game absence to deal with a bone bruise around his left knee.
Iguodala hadn't played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston, and the Warriors went 4-2 in his absence.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.
Love was injured early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston and was not able to play in Game 7 of that series. He traveled to California with the Cavaliers and was on the floor with them during practice Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that cost him the last four games of the Western Conference finals.
Iguodala's absence is a huge blow to the Warriors' defense as it works to stop LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said several players will be called upon Thursday to handle the load that is James, making his eighth straight finals appearance.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson sat on the floor in the middle of his teammates and pointed to his "2018 NBA FINALS" hat during a locker-room photo.
An important face was missing from the moment: Andre Iguodala.
In a postseason defined by uncertainty for the defending champions, Golden State could be without one of its top defenders as the Warriors chase a repeat title — taking on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a fourth straight NBA Finals matchup.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors, so used to making things look easy, overcame one of their toughest tests to return to the NBA Finals.
They climbed out of huge holes in the last two games of the Western Conference finals to beat Houston, but may have to play in the first half the way they have after halftime if they hope to knock off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and repeat as champions.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy enough to play again.
The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game 7 if the Rockets lost Saturday night's Game 6 and had to return to Houston to face the Golden State Warriors again Monday night. Eric Gordon started in Paul's place Saturday at Oracle Arena.
The NBA playoffs never go according to plan. The Golden State Warriors are proof of that.
They have been the league's best team over the last four seasons, without question. But even the great teams need injury luck on their side, as has been evident in each of their playoff runs over that span.
HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State's Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the series at 2-2 heading in Thursday's game.
HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Iguodala's bruised left knee improved Wednesday, but he was still listed as questionable for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Iguodala missed Tuesday night's game after banging his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. Kerr says: "He's feeling a little better today. He's out on the floor, not doing a whole lot but making progress."
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night against Houston because of a sore left knee.
There was a chance Iguodala's status could be upgraded later Monday, the team said.
The "Death Lineup" breathed new life into the Golden State Warriors.
It was yet another reminder: In the NBA playoffs, where even a brief downward slide can be enough to end a season, even the best teams won't hesitate when they feel a need to shake up their starting lineups.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off, and the Golden State Warriors held off Anthony Davis and the pesky New Orleans Pelicans for a 121-116 win Tuesday night to go ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andre Iguodala knocked down another clutch 3-pointer and let out some rare emotion, triumphantly reaching his arms out wide as he ran back to the defensive end. The Golden State swingman had thrown down a spectacular alley-oop dunk only 31 seconds earlier, and he was feeling it as the clocked ticked away on a second straight lopsided playoff win.
Durant scores 34 to help Warriors top Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The standings indicated Golden State had nothing to play for Tuesday night.
The Warriors' effort and performance said otherwise.
Kevin Durant scored 34 points while being booed throughout the game, leading Golden State to a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are again missing more than just two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, with reserves Andre Iguodala, Jordan Bell and David West all out for the game at Minnesota.
Iguodala (sprained left wrist) and Bell (sprained right ankle) each sat for the third straight game, when the Warriors visited the Timberwolves on Sunday. West (right arm cyst) was on the inactive list for the fourth consecutive game.
Blazers beat Warriors 125-108 for 9th straight victory
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The key to the Portland Trail Blazers' nine-game winning streak starts behind the scenes.
"I think we've done a great job of being sharp in practices and when we go in the film room, we've been taking our game seriously — not that we haven't all season, but I think lately it's just a different level of focus. It's more intense," Damian Lillard said.
Golden State’s Bell leaves with sprained left ankle
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Bell has left Golden State's game against Chicago with a sprained left ankle.
Bell got hurt when he challenged Robin Lopez's dunk on the Bulls' first possession. Bell stayed down for a while and then was helped to his feet. He tried to put pressure on his leg and grimaced before he opted for a wheelchair ride off the court.
X-rays were negative, and the team announced Bell will have an MRI on Thursday.
Curry back in Warriors’ starting lineup against Raptors
TORONTO (AP) — Stephen Curry is back in the starting lineup for Golden State's game against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.
Curry re-sprained his troublesome right ankle before the Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. He also sat out Friday's win at Milwaukee.
Warriors Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant out against Kings
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were sidelined with injuries for Monday night's game against Sacramento, while key backup Andre Iguodala was available to play after earlier in the day being listed as doubtful with a sore left knee.
Green, Beal ejected after fight during Wizards-Warriors game
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State's Draymond Green and Washington's Bradley Beal were ejected after fighting beneath the Wizards' basket late in the first half of a game Friday night.
Beal held the front of Green's jersey with his left hand while grabbing Green around the jaw with his right. That enraged Green, who threw his right arm in frustration as other players joined the scrum.
Warriors’ Curry, Iguodala fined for incident at Memphis
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry has been fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of an official during the final minute of Golden State's loss at Memphis on Saturday night.
Teammate Andre Iguodala received a $15,000 fine for his response and "verbally abusing a game official" late in the 111-101 loss that sent the defending NBA champions to a 1-2 start.
Spurs’ star Kawhi Leonard won’t be ready to start the season
HOUSTON (AP) — Kawhi Leonard still isn't ready to play.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the All-Star forward needs more time to get his injured thigh muscle right, meaning he won't be out there when the Spurs open their regular season on Wednesday against Minnesota.
"He's still rehabbing and when he's ready, he'll be ready," Popovich told reporters in Houston before San Antonio's preseason finale.
Andre Iguodala doesn’t want credit for being Warriors leader
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andre Iguodala wants nothing to do with this conversation, not if it has to do with giving him any credit at all. For a single thing.
Even if assistant coach Mike Brown applauds Iguodala for all of his thoughtful conversations and serving as a sounding board when Brown guided the champion Warriors through much of the postseason as Steve Kerr was ailing.
Nick Young eager to help champion Warriors in any role
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nick Young passed up a shot, and then another, uncharacteristic of the charismatic guard with a sweet stroke.
That's when he heard from Andre Iguodala. And Steve Kerr.
Just shoot it.
Regardless of how large his role or his number of minutes on the loaded NBA champions, the Warriors want Young looking to score whenever he sees a chance he likes.
Iguodala puts golf passion to work at PGA Championship
For Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala, there has really only been one downside to three straight berths in the NBA Finals and two championships. Those deep playoff runs wreak havoc on his golf game.
Iguodala is a golf fanatic who organizes his offseason workouts to accommodate his second competitive passion. His handicap in the summer time drops to 12, but he says it "blows up" to 15 during the season when he can't play as often.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has finalized his new contract, signing his $201 million, five-year deal after he reached agreement when the free agency period began July 1.
His contract initially was the richest ever, until James Harden topped it with a $228 million extension from the Houston Rockets.
NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant also signed his new contract worth approximately $53 million over the next two years.